Randy Lee Artz helped to save a woman from drowning, Ocean City, Maryland, August 8, 1992. A 27-year-old woman jumped into the Isle of Wight Bay and was carried by a swift current toward the nearby Atlantic Ocean inlet. On his vacation in a bayside condominium, Artz, 34, shift leader, was alerted to the situation, and he immediately ran along the bay to get ahead of the woman. After running a block, Artz boarded a cruise boat docked in the bay and jumped into the water. He swam to the woman, grasped her around the waist, and began to kick his way back in. As the current pulled them closer to the inlet, Artz shouted for help to employees of a restaurant alongside the bay. They threw him one end of a rope, which he wrapped around an arm, then pulled him and the woman to the edge of the water and helped them out of the bay. Artz sustained abrasions to his feet and chest; he recovered.
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